Danny Aiello, Alma Cuervo, Lucy DeVito Set for The Shoemaker Off-Broadway

Alma Cuervo and Lucy DeVito will join the previously announced Danny Aiello in Susan Charlotte’s The Shoemaker, to run July 14 – August 14 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. Antony Marsellis will direct the production. Set in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, the drama focuses on a shoemaker, an Italian Jew, on a devastating […]

Mr. Cheeks Signs With Stephen Marley’s Label; Drops New Single ‘Havin Fun’

(AllHipHop News) By Roman Wolfe Lost Boyz member, Mr. Cheeks has inked a deal with Stephen Marley’s Ghetto Youths International imprint and is planning a new album for 2011. The first single and from Mr. Cheeks’ upcoming album And The Winner Is…will be titled “Havin’ Fun,” which features singer Mya Azucena. “I know you all […]

Jazz singer Rene Marie will give seven concerts in the upcoming Hot Jazz series.

Marie’s musical freedom By BARRY DAVIS Despite advice and threats to the contrary, US jazz singer Rene Marie will give seven concerts in the upcoming Hot Jazz series. Talkbacks (1) Some years ago, US-born Jerusalemite saxophonist and jazz teacher Arnie Lawrence observed that jazz musicians are warriors rather than worriers. Rene Marie certainly fits the […]

Blues legend Robert Cray plays Clive on Saturday

The Robert Cray Band play 7 Flags Event Center in Clive on Saturday. Written by Joe Lawler The Robert Cray Band WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday WHERE: 7 Flags Event Center, 2100 N.W. 100th St., Clive. COST: $30 through www.greatticketsnow.com. “Smokin’ Gun” singer/guitarist Robert Cray brings his soulful blues style to the 7 Flags Events Center […]

The Robert Cray Band will play the Knitting Factory Concert House

The Robert Cray Band, an old favorite among Spokane blues aficionados, will play the Knitting Factory Concert House on July 2, 8:30 p.m. Cray was a fixture in Spokane clubs before he broke out and became an international star. Tickets will be $25 general admission in advance, on sale Friday through Ticketfly outlets, or $27.50 […]

Robert Cray Announces Only UK Date At Cadogan Hall Thursday 28th July 2011

Robert Cray has announced his only UK tour date this year. For thirty-plus years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He’s won five Grammy’s and been nominated for 11 more. From classic titles ‘Phone Booth’, to highlights from his more recent releases ‘Poor Johnny’, whether addressing timeless themes […]

Rene Marie’s Americana: “Voice of My Beautiful Country” (2011, Motema)

Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor Image: Rene Marie©Nedd Radinsky courtesy of Rockymountainjazz.com Her voice has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson, her social advocacy through song to Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln. And the story of Rene Marie is part tabloid, part fairy tale – a self taught singer, marrying […]

Stephen Marley Returns

Seven-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, Stephen Marley, is set to release his third solo project, Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life from Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic on May 24. According to the artiste the album was conceived as a celebration and preservation for roots rock reggae and ensures that the music’s regal template […]